Samsung plans to adopt a camera capable optical zoom rate of 5x in her next flagship Galaxy S 11 expected to be launched during the first half of the year 2020.
This will be the first time that South Korea, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has used the cameras in its Galaxy series smartphones, TheLec newspaper quoted industry sources as saying last week.
Samsung began producing these 5x optical zoom cameras in May and has launched several smartphones from Chinese companies with the technology, including the Oppo Reno and the P30 from Huawei.
Optical zoom is much better than the electronic zoom. But the use of this technology makes the phone thicker, so most smartphones only optical zoom rate of 2X or 3X, similar to the phone (Galaxy S10) from Samsung, and (iPhone 11) from Apple.
The camera unit with optical zoom for the device (Galaxy S11) will be like a telescope, which prevents the camera from being prominent on the back of the phone. OPPO introduced a 5x optical zoom at the MWC in 2017.
Samsung acquired the Israeli company that worked with Oppo to develop the technology earlier this year, so it will now benefit from it in developing the technology for the Galaxy phones.
According to the newspaper also, Samsung plans to launch the phone (Galaxy S11) with four rear cameras, including a 108-megapixel camera, a very high resolution has not been launched in any phone so far, only in a phone for Xiaomi announced recently.
In August, Samsung announced a 108-megapixel sensor, the first in the industry.